NAY!! I really don't like it O_O this seems very similar to the role she played in MFL. I'm not asking her to do something as crazy as chop off her hair to be a boy again but a better scenario could be written...
This is just my opinion btw. &Although I do love romcoms and romance stories, I feel like a heavy melodrama needs to be tried out by YEH. She's shown waay too much of her bubbly personality, which I LOVE, but I mean, to you gotta give something new everytime in the entertainment biz right? I think in MBMD and GOONG we will see alot of her personality shine. I need her to try something a bit more different <33 ^___^
saying this in LOVE.
I share similar thoughts with you; I'd like to see her in various genre of projects.
But I think it is a very difficult situation for YEH.
That's because most of intense and scandalous dramas are reserved for weekends or they are daily dramas.
These are sitcoms and scandal driven dramas.
This is the case, because there's no need for a major leading actors to carry the drama.
That said, YEH won't be able to do these because she has become one of the actors who carries dramas. Her roles too big to carry on weekend dramas. They won't invest that much money on her for weekend dramas as well because weekend dramas tend not to focus on one or two characters..I'll explain that below.
As for the weekday dramas, traditionally there are melodramas focused on love and romantic comedies.
But lately, melodramas have lost steam and action dramas haven't performed too well.
Then enter the romantic comedies. The thing that sets romantic comedies apart is that you have a rewarding consideration for the investors. And that is...romantic comedies can be successful in ratings, but it is also the type to create many hot issues and trends during and after the show. This means massive opportunity to earn more income from a romantic comedy than any other genre. And romantic comedies have to be led by actors who can grab people's attention to create this success.
And this is the reason why it is hard for YEH. YEH has become so big, perhaps too fast, that if a drama production is to pay her lots of money to represent their drama, they aim to get as much as possible from her.
This means that they want to decrease the cost of production by getting fashion sponsors, increasing income source through ads with ratings, and earn more income from the trend she creates.
And as I've said, this means that it's most likely going to be a genre that has the best chance to do so, and that's romantic comedies drama. She will get more offers to do romantic comedies, simply because it's the most lucrative type of projects and they need someone who is like YEH. And weekday melodrama scripts are becoming more rare these days.
Movie industry on the other hand, is not looking for this trending effect. They are interested in making money from ticket sales, earnings of DVD sales, and earnings from selling the rights to air it on TV. This means that the movie industry is more flexible to make different types of movies. I would guess that YEH will venture into creating different types of stories in movies more than in dramas. 'MBMD' is her first movie, and I'd look forward to YEH doing multiple genre of projects in movies rather than in dramas. YEH had planned for 3 years to film 'Fox Light' before it was canceled. 'Fox Light' was a mystery melodrama movie. And she has stated that she is very interested in independent art films as well. So I think we can look forward to YEH expanding into different genres soon...if not in dramas, at least in movies^^